The RMCHCS Auxiliary hosts four community blood drives throughout the year. For two days, community members can stop by the third floor hospital solarium to donate blood. Blood drives are typically held in February, May, August and November of each year. The blood drives are held in partnership with United Blood Services, Albuquerque, NM who considers the Gallup blood drives among the most successful of their community blood drives.
Further information on United Blood Services can be found on its website at: www.unitedbloodservices.org.
Charity Invitational is RMCHCS’ main annual fundraising event hosted by the RMCHCS Foundation and the Auxilians. Its purpose is to raise funds for special projects that will enhance RMCHCS’ programs and services.
Charity Invitational has raised over $5 million since its first event held in 1996 for projects such as a CT scanner, MRI, pediatric central monitoring system and outpatient clinic renovations, etc.
Past Charity Invitational events have included the following projects:
2012 – Emergency Department upgrades
2011 – Digital Mammography Equipment with Stereotactic Breast Biopsy capabilities
2010 – Pediatric Central Monitoring System
2009 – Clinic Renovation
2008 – MRI Scanner
2007 – Fetal Monitoring System
2006 – Lidio G. Rainaldi Dialysis Building
2005 – Neurology and Sleep Lab Equipment
2004 – 16-Slice CT Scanner
2003 – Operating Room Surgical Equipment
2002 – Equip and Staff Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center
2001 – Purchase of Hemodialysis Machines for the Gallup Dialysis Center
2000 – Renovation of Women’s Health Unit
1999 – Pediatric Renovations
1998 – RMCHCS Breast Center
1997 – Propaq Encore Monitoring System for the ER
1996 – Hospital Solarium
In addition to raising money for a project, a community member is selected as Honoree for Charity Invitational in recognition of his/her significant contribution to RMCHCS and the community. Colin Tanner has been named Honoree for 2012 for his many contributions to McKinley County.
Charity Invitational Honorees over the years have included:
2012 – Colin Tanner
2011 – Marilyn Hathaway
2010 – Charles Milton High, Jr.
2009 – Sammy Chioda
2008 – Paul and Lurae McCollum
2007 – Joyce Graves
2006 – Dr. Bruce Tempest
2005 – The Auxiliary
2004 – The Staff of RMCHCS
2003 – John and Martha Zollinger
2002 – Nellie Long
2001 – George Malti
2000 – Bishop Donald E. Pelotte
1999 – Arlene Rollie High
1998 – Dr. John R. Kamps
1997 – Betty Smith
1996 – Clair Gurley
RMCHCS will allow certain outside groups use of RMCHCS conference rooms, but must follow certain guidelines. All requests must be made through the RMCHCS Administration Office.
Conference rooms are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The location of the meetings scheduled may have to be changed for called meetings of RMCHCS. RMCHCS meetings shall have priority.
No equipment, trunks or other items may be left in the rooms. RMCHCS will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to items left in rooms.
If the meeting is in the evening, the RMCHCS Security Guard will unlock doors to the conference rooms. Outside groups may be asked to sign a “Hold Harmless” contract, including room clean-up expectations.
RMCHCS reserves the right to deny use of the conference rooms to any group or individual.
To reserve a conference room at RMCHCS, please call 505.863.7004.
Education & Support Groups
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Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding support groups are held the second Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:00pm in the RMCH Library (second floor above the Emergency Room). For more information, call 505.863.7026.
Grief Support Group
Are you hurting? Are you feeling sorrow because of the death of a loved one? A divorce? A relocation? Loss of your possessions? Loss of health? Loss of faith? RMCHCS offers Grief Support Groups throughout the year to help you work though your grief. Call 505.863.7140 for more information.
Community Health Fair: RMCHCS hosts an annual community health fair at UNM-Gallup, Gurley Hall during the month of May. Community members have the opportunity to have a blood screening test done a month before the health fair with results ready for pick up at the health fair. Providers are available to interpret results, if needed. The blood screening tests include glucose and lipid profiles, HgbA1C tests and PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen). The health fair has approximately 80 exhibition booths with vendors providing health information and various screenings for attendees.
Kid's Day: On the Saturday before Easter, RMCHCS partners with Millennium Media to host a children's health fair. This event, formerly known as the Easter Egg Hunt, takes place at Ford Canyon Park in Gallup. The event boasts numerous child-friendly activities, give-aways and exhibition booths featuring health-related activities and services for children.